Have you seen the adorable snowflake cookie wreaths for the holidays? Here’s my version using cinnamon salt dough that looks just like gingerbread cookies. Let me show you how to make a snowflake wreath that looks just like real cookies.
Snowflake Gingerbread Cookie Wreath Made With Salt Dough
Here is an adorable idea for a hostess gift for the holidays!
This snowflake cookie wreath made out of salt dough is more economical than making actual gingerbread cookie dough because you will only need flour, salt, and cheap cinnamon…especially with the price of butter and eggs this holiday season!!!
Make Salt Dough
First, we need to mix up a quick batch of cinnamon salt dough. I Mix the dry ingredients into a big mixing bowl then pour in the hot water and mix the dough by hand.
If the dough is sticky add a little more flour until it’s workable.
Cinnamon Salt Dough Recipe
- 2 cup flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup cinnamon (I bought the cheapest one at Walmart) The more cinnamon the darker the “cookies” will be. You can even up the cinnamon if you want very dark ornaments.
- 1 ½ cups really hot water
Roll Out The Dough
Roll out the dough until it’s about 1/4 of an inch in thickness. This will be the best size to make the snowflake shapes for the wreath.
I’m rolling on a silicone baking mat to prevent sticking, flour your counter if you don’t have one (just like making real cut-out cookies!!)
Cut Out Snowflake Shapes
For this DIY wreath, I’m using a set of snowflake cookie cutters that I grabbed at Walmart in the holiday baking section. Here is a similar set from Amazon.
I cut a variety of snowflake shapes to make a more detailed-looking wreath but you could definitely make a wreath with just one or two different cookie cutters too!
Bake Snowflake Cutouts
Bake at 250° for 2 hours
Put your cut-out snowflake dough on either a silicone baking mat or parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and bake at 250° until the dough looks set.
Decorate the Snowflake “Cookies”
Once the snowflake cut-outs cool it is time to decorate them to look like gingerbread cookies. I needed 2 small bottles of white puffy paint (craft section of Walmart) to decorate the entire batch of snowflakes.
I just varied the way I decorated the snowflakes. The puffy paint is so easy to use and I just outlined the shapes or added dots..there is no right or wrong way to do this!
Assembling the Snowflake Wreath
Once the puffy paint was dry it was time to put the snowflake wreath together. For this project, I’m using a Dollar Tree bamboo wreath that is about 10 inches.
I had quite a few snowflakes left over from one batch of the dough that I could have made a 14-inch grapevine wreath for sure. I’m just going to use the extra snowflakes as ornaments by hot gluing a ribbon loop to the back of the snowflakes for hanging.
Using my hot glue gun I put a big dollop of glue on the back of the snowflake and started on one side of the wreath and continued around gluing the shapes in a single layer.
Once I had the wreath form covered I started adding a second layer of the snowflakes gluing one in between each two on the bottom.
My cookie cutter set had a teeny snowflake shape and I added a few around the wreath for extra detail.
Finished Snowflake Wreath
To finish off the snowflake wreath I added a simple bow to the bottom and then it was ready to hang up!!
Isn’t it an adorable idea for a hostess gift?? I’m going to a gingerbread decorating party this weekend and I think it will be the perfect gift to bring!!
Here Are Some Other Homemade Hostess Gift Ideas:
Gingerbread Village Rug
Handmade Fresh Herb Swag
DIY Kitchen Herb Garden
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Amy will show you how to make the coolest-looking little clay bowls. Such a pretty project!
This week Regina is going to show you how to dress up your hostess gift with a cute DIY idea!